. But who also harbors a tragedy of her own. I rooted for every character. Lisa see, new york times and usa today bestselling author of Snow Flower and The Secret Fan“I Liked My Life is a treasure of a novel. Warm-hearted and clever, the story will keep you reading until the final delicious revelation. Diane chamberlain, new york times and usa today bestselling author “Warm and hopeful, this marvelous debut stands next to novels from Catherine McKenzie and Carolyn Parkhurst.
I Liked My Life: A Novel #ad - Booklist starred"A heartbreaking and ultimately heartwarming read about life, death, and family. Popsugar, a best winter 2017 Book“An absolutely stunning book. Remarkable.
The Stars Are Fire: A novelVintage #ad - Five months pregnant, gene, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort.
In the midst of this devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms--joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain--and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens--and Grace's bravery is tested as never before. The women spend the night frantically protecting their children, and in the morning find their lives forever changed: homeless, penniless, awaiting news of their husbands' fate, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists.
The Stars Are Fire: A novel #ad - . Instant new york times best sellerfrom the new york times best-selling author of the weight of water and the pilot's wife an oprah's book club selection: an exquisitely suspenseful new novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath--based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village.
100 Days of Happiness: A NovelPamela Dorman Books #ad - I defy anyone to finish this story without tears in their eyes. Graeme simsion, bestselling author of the rosie projectwhat would you do if you knew you only had 100 days left to live? For Lucio Battistini, it’s a chance to spend the rest of his life the way he always should have—by making every moment count.
Imperfect, unfaithful, but loveable lucio has been thrown out of the house by his wife and is sleeping at his father-in-law’s bombolini bakery when he learns he has inoperable cancer. In 100 epigrammatic chapters—one for each of Lucio’s remaining days on earth—100 Days of Happiness is as delicious as a hot doughnut and a morning cappuccino.
100 Days of Happiness: A Novel #ad - Wistful, touching, and often hilarious, 100 Days of Happiness reminds us all to remember the preciousness of life and what matters most. Funny, moving. So begin the last hundred days of lucio’s life, win back his wife the love of his life and afterlife, as he attempts to right his wrongs, and spend the next three months enjoying every moment with a zest he hasn’t felt in years.
Better Than This: A NovelShe Writes Press #ad - She feels empty and on edge, harangued by a critical inner voice—and as the truth about her marriage and details of her past emerge, her “perfect” life begins to crumble. Can she quiet the critical voice in her head and learn to value herself instead? But just when it seems all is lost, a long forgotten, unopened letter changes everything, and with the support of friends, Sarah begins to rebuild her life.
Her quirky best friend and fellow high school teacher, Maggie, marvels at her luck—and envies her happiness. But sarah is far from happy. Sometimes the most enviable life is really a private hell. On the surface, sarah jenkins appears to have it all: a handsome, wealthy and successful husband, a precocious five-year-old daughter, and a beautiful home in an affluent Seattle neighborhood.
Another Woman's Husband: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Bound by a secret. 1911: when fifteen-year-old mary kirk meets Wallis Warfield at summer camp, she’s immediately captivated by her fearless, brazen, and self-assured personality. Eventually, the revelation of a long-forgotten link to Wallis Simpson leads Rachel to the truth behind a scandal that shook the world.
. By the wreckage, alex finds a heart pendant with an engraved letter “J” and Roman numerals XVII and gives it to Rachel to hold. Two women who challenged the Crown. Divided by time. And wallis has a way with the boys who are drawn to her like moths to a flame. They’re stunned to learn Princess Diana is in the car.
Another Woman's Husband: A Novel #ad - . Haunted by the crash and diana’s subsequent death, Rachel is intrigued when she discovers that Di had visited the last home of Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor, only hours before the accident. Though mary’s family isn’t crazy about her new best friend, she steadfastly stands by her side—even years later when they’re adults and rumors swirl about Wallis and her reckless behavior with none other than the Prince of Wales.
But when mary’s loyalty to Wallis comes into question, their friendship will be put to the ultimate test. 1997: after a romantic proposal in Paris, Rachel and her fiancé Alex are in a cab when suddenly the car ahead crashes. As the world mourns the loss of diana, betrayal, one young woman uncovers a forgotten story of passion, Princess of Wales, and a scandal surrounding the British crown in this unforgettable novel by the bestselling author of The Secret Wife.
Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her AgainThree Rivers Press #ad - Kimberly williams-paisley writes about her own with grace, truth, and beauty as she shares her journey back to her mother in the wake of a devastating illness. Brooke shieldsmany know kimberly williams-paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, or the wife of country music artist, the calculating Peggy Kenter on Nashville, Brad Paisley.
. With a moving foreword by actor and advocate Michael J. The relationship between a mother and daughter is one of the most complicated and meaningful there is. Fox, where the light gets in is a heartwarming tribute to the often fragile yet unbreakable relationships we have with our mothers. Kim draws a candid picture of the ways her family reacted for better and worse, tried to let go of shame and secrecy, made mistakes, her father and two siblings educated themselves, and how she, and found unexpected humor and grace in the midst of suffering.
Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again #ad - Ultimately the bonds of family were strengthened, and Kim learned ways to love and accept the woman her mother became. But behind the scenes, was suffering from a rare form of dementia that slowly crippled her ability to talk, Linda, Kim was dealing with a tragic secret: her mother, write and eventually recognize people in her own family.
Where the light gets in tells the full story of Linda’s illness—called primary progressive aphasia—from her early-onset diagnosis at the age of 62 through the present day.
Lighthouse Beach: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - They haven’t seen each other since they were unhappy fourteen-year-old girls at fat camp. She’s not even sure why Jessica Parker invited her to her posh wedding. Once there, she hopes to figure out the next chapter in her life. In a rush to escape her crumbling life, Jess, Allie, and Diana pile into Lillo’s beat-up old van and head up the coast to Lighthouse Island.
But when she and her two closest friends, allie and Diana, along with Lillo, discover her fiancé with his pants down in the hotel parking lot, she’s humiliated…and slightly relieved. And now they’re from two completely different worlds. There’s no way Lillo fits in the rarefied circles Jessica travels in.
Lighthouse Beach: A Novel #ad - Jess isn’t sure she’s ready to go through with this wedding, but she’s been too busy making everyone else happy to think about what she wants. Nursing broken hearts and broken dreams, friendship, four lost women embark on a journey to find their way back into happiness with new love, and the healing power of Lighthouse Beach.
. From new york times and usa today bestselling author Shelley Noble comes a heartrending and uplifting novel about friendship, love, and what we’re willing to sacrifice for our dreams. What was supposed to be an idyllic wedding leads to an unexpected journey of self-discovery… When Lillo Gray pulls up to Kennebunkport’s most exclusive hotel wearing a borrowed dress and driving a borrowed VW van, she knows she’s made a big mistake.
The Promise Between UsLake Union Publishing #ad - Despite longing for maisie, Katie honors an agreement with the husband she left behind—to change her name and never return. But when she and maisie accidentally reunite, Katie can’t ignore the familiarity of her child’s compulsive behavior. Over time she’s come to grips with the mental illness that nearly destroyed her, and now funnels her pain into her art.
Katie has the power to help, katie must face the fears that drove her from home, accept the possibility of love, but can she reconnect with the family she abandoned?To protect Maisie, and risk exposing her heart-wrenching secret. Nine years ago she ran away from her family in Raleigh, North Carolina, consumed by the irrational fear that she would harm Maisie, her newborn daughter.
The Promise Between Us #ad - Worse, maisie worries obsessively about bad things happening to her pregnant stepmom. This is an eye-opening and realistic exploration of mental illness—a topic that greatly deserves to be front and center. Jodi picoult, new york times bestselling author of Small Great ThingsMetal artist Katie Mack is living a lie.
Little Faith: A NovelEcco #ad - Set over the course of one year and beautifully evoking the change of seasons, the ways in which belief is both formed and shaken, Little Faith is a powerful and deeply affecting intergenerational novel about family and community, and the lengths we go to protect our own. But when the church’s radical belief system threatens Isaac’s safety, Lyle is forced to make a decision from which the family may not recover.
After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home. In this moving new novel from celebrated author nickolas butler, daughter, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, and six-year old grandson, Shiloh, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, Peg, Isaac.
Little Faith: A Novel #ad - While reckoning with his own faith—or lack thereof—Lyle soon finds himself torn between his unease about the church and his desire to keep his daughter and grandson in his life. But while lyle is thrilled to have his whole family reunited, he’s also uneasy: in Shiloh’s absence, she has become deeply involved with an extremist church, and the devout pastor courting her is convinced Isaac has the spiritual ability to heal the sick.
Calling Invisible Women: A NovelBroadway Books #ad - Her best friend immediately observes the change, which relieves Clover immensely--she's not losing her mind after all!--but she is crushed by the realization that neither her husband nor her children ever truly look at her. She was invisible even before she knew it. Clover discovers that there are others like her, women of a certain age who seem to have disappeared.
As she uses her invisibility to get to know her family and her town better, Clover leads the way in helping invisible women become recognized and appreciated no matter what their role. Then clover wakes up one morning to discover she's invisible--truly invisible. A delightfully funny novel packing a clever punch, clover knows she no longer turns heads the way she used to, from the author of the New York Times bestselling Julie and Romeo A mom in her early fifties, and she's only really missed when dinner isn't on the table on time.
Calling Invisible Women: A Novel #ad - Smart and hilarious, with indomitable female characters, Calling Invisible Women will appeal to anyone who has ever felt invisible. She panics even more when her family doesn't notice a thing.
Belong to Me: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - Marisa de los santos’s belong to me is my favorite discovery of the past years: a terrific page-turner that’s also poignant, funny, surprising and deeply heartfelt. Harlan coben “Complex, engaging, and surprisingly moving. Boston globethe sensational new york times bestseller from Marisa de los Santos, an enchanting, luminous novel about the accidents, Belong to Me is a gift for readers, lover, that affect our choice of friend, both big and small, and spouse.
. A story centered around three very different suburban neighbors and what it truly means to “belong” to someone, unforgettable book is the perfect book club selection—beautifully written, this eye-opening, smart and sophisticated women’s fiction that invites discussion as it touches the heart—and the ideal companion to de los Santos’s previous blockbuster, Love Walked In.